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court expressed a equal protection. so i'm really great deal of to the people who work so hard on the doma case and the people who were the plaintiffs in the cases and await us both working together we have this two part victory so we should celebrate both. thank you (clapping) >> we have, you know, we're blessed no san francisco to have amazing leadership. our mayor and former mayor and city attorney and the people in the city attorney's office
office and then the leadership in this city on the board of supervisors level per we're going to hear from 3 of our members of the board of supervisors we need to thank them for making san francisco this amazing place to live. ground zero in which so much energy comes and for them to obviously tell us congratulate on this city and statewide and a country you wide vicious. please welcome president chiu (clapping) >> what is great day. (clapping) i am honored to help represent the board of supervisors that included a man who was looking upon us today. at the top of those stairs is a statute a bust of a man named
harvey milks (clapping) and harvey milk told us we had to have hope and that hope lives on today. (clapping) i want to take a moment just to - if everyone could look at the beauty of this crowd. everyone in this room came in here because san francisco has been a beacon of hope. i sat on the board when the law was made and a today, our supreme court has struck that allowing law down (clapping) >> today, the supreme court has said our lgbt brothers and sisters have a right to the
pursuit of marriage equality. so goes san francisco and so goes california so goes the country. thank you for being here (clapping) i agree with president chiu but since i'm here i don't want any more people from hate coming. i really want to give a warm welcome to supervisor david campos who has led on some many issues. supervisor david campos (clapping) >> thank you, you know, it's a
very emotional moment for us from the lgbt community. thank you, mayor lee and all it's so many people who have made it possible for us to be here. we heard about harvey milk who gave his life in this building. i'm glad it was recognized. the reality is the first time the highest court in the land is recognizing our rights. that's something that's never happened in the whole history of mississippi my country. me and my partner says we are
people that have dignity and respected that's a what this means (clapping) and i know that mayor newsom or governer likes the word extra ordinary but the country is sending a message because lgbt community that their rights were not ongoing by now they have to pay attention. we're now going to end with marriage equality there has to be equality for all of us
including our transgender brothers and sisters. we're not leaving anyone behind this is only the beginning. thank you so much let's keep fighting. (clapping) >> his leadership has been extraordinary not only in his district it's going to be the site of a tremendous celebration this evening so have fun but really citywide and really statewide seeing as a tremendous leader supervisor scott wiener
(clapping). >> thank you. thank you although the voters are annoy my - i want to thank my former boss city attorney dennis herrera. i remember back almost a decade ago from the very first moment he was there for our community along with our lieutenant governer and dennis thank you for your leadership >> i've had the honor of coming into this building and for those of you coming here there's a lot of marriages that are constantly happening here. and for the last few years everyone is happy they're getting married but it's a
constant reminded there's no gay people getting married but today those married are going to get a little bit more diverse so thank you (clapping) and on a little bit more personal note a gay man in the 1980s when thing weren't great it was a time of fear when we had a president who won't say the words aids or hiv. this community is so damn resilient we fought and move forward and we did it again here we have more challenges to come but we're going to beat every
single challenge. so congratulations everyone (clapping) >> there are so. other leaders and elected leaders but many of them are in the crowd and standing behind me if you see them spot them and go up to them and tell me thank you. so very quickly i want to acknowledge assembly member bill and city treasurer (clapping) >> our assessor carmen chu.
supervisor mike farrell (clapping) supervisor ms. cowen (clapping) supervisor london breed. supervisor kathy changing and supervisor jane kim (clapping) our fire chief joanne hayes (clapping) our police chief greg sir, (clapping) and i just as a personal note you know your living in the right city with a fire chief and
the police chief show up (clapping) our city administrator who is going to have a very big job ahead in the coming weeks. joanne kelly and commissioners andrea and tom nolan and michael (clapping) and i want to close that i under scoring the point. we're going to celebrate today like you can't believe. and we're going to have a hell of a time. and it's going to be one amazing fing pride weekend
(clapping) and we deserve it. we've worked hard for that. all of you made it possible so every tough conversation you had with your family and i'm not coming home unless you let me bring my boyfriend but remember every one of us came from somewhere where there's no protections even in the face of those ruling. so there's many of our lgbt partners are watching with a - their day to day life in 37
>> good morning, everybody. it's sunny in san francisco, and we have a two-year budget. let's have fun. (applause) >> and i think maybe members of the board and other elected officials, but particularly the board, i think we're getting more and more used to calmness around our budget. and i really want to signal again my appreciation for the work and the hard work that it takes to have a unanimous vote at the board for passing the next two-year budget, which is very healthy.
it's certainly a balanced budget. i'm proud of it. but how we got there was a reflection of a lot of good hard work and a lot of people to thank. i want to take this opportunity to thank the budget staff. they have been working really hard. and kate howard and steve, thank you very much for your leadership. (applause) >> and the entire budget staff is here. they continue to be labeled the fiscal geniuses of the city. they works, of course, very closely with our controller and ben rosenfield, your staff have been extremely supportive and helpful. thank you very much. (applause) >> then, of course, our supervisors, the entire board and their budget analyst. harvey, thank you again for working with us. (applause) >> and the entire board.
i want to thank each and every one of you because you along with, of course, all of our great department heads, but in particular we continue to promise that when we bring this budget forward each year, we have that conversation. sometimes difficult, sometimes emotional, but always in support of our neighborhoods. and, so, when we come to each of the districts, each of you have been wonderful hosts. you have taken up a great responsibility to help all of us describe this budget because sometimes it's very hard to understand when people are just simply saying, i need to live in this city, i need to survive, i need to get a job, i need to have a safe neighborhood, i need to pay attention to the parks. i need to deal with all the things that perhaps the city doesn't provide. we need to pay attention to that. all those conversations have
had -- each district has had a good opportunity to engage with our budget. so, i want to thank each of the supervisors for providing that kind of atmosphere where the budget could be discussed. in particular, this year for his first time, supervisor farrell led as the budget chair. i want to thank in particular his services for being there and having so many extra meetings on top of the ones he's had to find the consensus building that we needed. and then for he and supervisor eric mar, supervisor john avalos, supervisor london breed and supervisor scott wiener, all of them being great participants in the budget committee. thank you as a group, as part of the whole board, appreciate that very much. (applause) >> and again, i signalled at the beginning i was expecting
cooperation from mr. rose. we got it. thank you very much for that cooperation. this budget is not only balanced, but it is a responsible budget. it is a fiscally responsible budget, one that we've learned over many years -- and when you look at other cities across the country who have not paid that kind of attention in their fiscal responsibility, you'll see some of the results that are horrible results to the rest of the country. and, so, we hope to continue being a model of how a balanced budget should have and fiscal prudence is always at a key cornerstone of it. we have the right attitude about our reserves and what we invest in. but this also is a budget about social responsibility and working with the board. and i know supervisor chiu is in abstein shad right now with another matter.
but i want to thank him and his leadership as well ~. socially responsible budget also means that we engage our community leaders. we engage how we do services. we understand from the work of the departments that they can't do it alone. and, so, we look at all of our partners and have a budget that reflects the level of social responsibility that will carry out whether it's in the health area, in the homeless advocacy area, in the mental health area, all of the different needs. we have an opportunity and i want to thank the community-based organizations for being such effective leaders in our communities because without them we wouldn't, i think, accomplish the social responsibility that we all want. so, thank you cbos and community leaders for your participation. (applause) >> finally, this is also a
budget that is about investment. it investments in our neighborhoods. it investments in our infrastructure. and in the broad way, it investments in our city's future. and the future is incredibly important to the people who are standing right in front of me, the young folks, because we've always said that our budget should reflect the values of the city. well, we're putting a lot of value in our youth so we have to invest in them. we have to invest in infrastructure that will last a long, long time and we'll have to invest in technology and all the future that we have. so, this is a very forward looking budget. it's a very expensive one, but it's a very forward looking one. and, so, when we look at the classes that we'll create, whether it's our police or fire or sheriff's department or all the other public safety departments that are challenged with heavy levels of retirement, or we're investing
in departments programs or we're investing in education, like $105 million in our public school system in the next two years, people know what investment does. (applause) >> so, all of this, if you're a budget studier, you'll know that i'm speaking the absolute truth, that this is fiscally responsible, it's socially responsible, and it's great investment. and with that, i really want to again give a great thanks to all the departments that work hard, the people that work in capital planning, all the fiscal officers for each department that cuts to come in, to compliment the argumentses the department heads make. i value that because i often leaned on my fiscal entities in my departments that i served to be the thought provoker for me to make sure that i was able to look around the corner and
anticipate costs. and, so, when we are now doing two-year budgets, we have to do a lot better anticipation. we have to have better tools to do that. that's why we lean on our controller and the auditors to give us a good look, our capital planners to give us good looks. five-year financial planning is no longer an exception, it is the norm. 10-year capital planning is now the norm. and we hope to breed that kind of fiscal approach to agencies that we don't fully control, but i know they appreciate it. whether it's a school district, the housing authority, city college, or all the other partners that we value, that they need to be a great part of this fiscal approach. then we can say to cities like detroit and others, we've got the answer, that you don't have to do what you did in the past or don't fall into the traps that we have the answer here in san francisco.
and that will continue to be a consensus building approach taking care of our responsibilities. with that, i'd like to give the podium for a while to this year's chair of our budget committee, of course is mark farrell. (applause) >> well, thank you to mayor lee for his great leadership during this process. you know, after months of debate in city hall, after six town halls in our different neighborhoods, after an online town hall, i think what i'm most proud of today is that we're signing a budget that is not only representative of the mayor and his team and the board of supervisors, but as we stated in the beginning, we wanted a budget that reflected the values of san francisco, of all san francisco. and i think we've achieved that today. i want to take a quick moment to thank all those involved, starting off with my colleagues
on the board of supervisors, to everyone. i think we had all 11 members there the night we signed our budget, late into the night. i want to in particular thank my budget and finance committee members as well that we serve together, and single out in particular john avalos, supervisor avalos for your leadership in this year's budget, supervisor avalos. (applause) >> who is real a great partnership working together. and i also want to thank so many people, but to quickly highlight what mayor lee mentioned and the people he mentioned ~. it's hard to -- you cannot overestimate how important so many people are in city hall to getting this budget done. it's a $7.9 billion budget. it's incredibly important and it matters to the residents of san francisco. and a few people in particular, first of all kate howard, the mayor's budget director. (applause)
>> kate and her incredible team as well. every single person on kate's team. (applause) >> for those of you who don't know, they spend countless hours here in city hall, late, late nights, early mornings, hopefully no all nighters in particular, but without them we wouldn't be here today. to ben rosenfield, monique zamuda and the entire controller's office team, thank you so much. (applause) >> kate and ben were really partners in crime in getting this budget done and with us every step of the way and such an integral part of what we do. to harvey rose and his entire team, thank you, mr. rose, for all of your efforts. (applause) >> to severn and deborah, your
entire team, thank you for making your funds available so we can redistribute them at the board. [laughter] >> and also mentioned earlier givner, our board city attorney our city attorney's office, jon and to his entire team, thank you all to our city attorney's office. (applause) >> and certainly everyone else from steve on down the entire mayor's staff that made this budget happen, thank you so much. and i want to give a special shout out from someone i continue to learn from on a daily basis, our former budget chair , assessor-recorder carmen chu. (applause) >> and last but not least the people i think at the end of the day are critical and most important, i want to thank the staff of all of the board of supervisors members. in particular, my staff kathrin stephanie is here who was on budget with me the whole year. thank you, kathrin. (applause)
>> margo and jeff on my staff as well, but again, to every single legislative aide, to all of the board of supervisors members, we can't do without you and you play such an integral role. so thank you for all of why you support this year. with that, i want to thank everyone for being here. i want to thank mayor lee for his incredible leadership not only on the budget but everything he does here in city hall. let's get this thing signed. thank you. (applause) >> somebody's check is in here. [laughter] >> today is? >> good question. >> 24.